My fascination with textures and layers both old and new has greatly inspired this latest collection of work. For years I was stuck in this ideal of perfection and realism in my art that left me feeling frustrated and constrained reminding me that perfection is an illusion. The idea of perfection created at times unachievable standards I set for myself, as well as misguided ideals of what good art was. My practice is learning to embrace imperfection, and to find the beauty in it. Lets just say it is a practice. This last year I have given myself permission to play with the clay, pushing boundaries and exploring. Allowing each piece to have its own character, its own story, while not becoming attached to the outcome. I am finding that I am enjoying the process, as well as being curious and free to explore and play often not knowing the end result will be. This in itself has been a practice. The raw and unrefined look and feel of the uneven free formed edges and the layers of texture and wear and tear on the surfaces are similar to what catches my eye when fascinated by textures and layers old and new. It's something you want to touch and look at, to explore. The glazes I choose are often Matte or a satin matte finish,yet occasionally I will throw in a high gloss. The colors are antiqued and muted giving it a primitive, irregular look and feel. I find the imperfections to be aesthetically pleasing. Each piece has its own unique individual character, its own story.
All pieces are one of a kind made by Kimber Hardick and can be yours for a tax free donation to Compassion United, specifically their programs,
ARTWORK COMING SOON!